Late 15th century
Oil on wood
H 106 X W 44 cm
Donation from the National Museum of the Middle Ages, in 1896
Beaune, Museum of Fine Arts
The accent is put on the religious scene, whose proportions are still mediaeval: Christ occupies an extremely large area - almost two thirds - because he is the living God. The town, meant to evoke the celestial Jerusalem, and the skies visible in the distance are blue-tinted on account of the aerial perspective characteristic of the Flemish. Behind the group there is a very large rock and several highly stylised trees.